Postdoctoral Fellow (Kitagawa Lab)

The laboratory of Dr. Katsumi Kitagawa (http://ccri.uthscsa.edu/KKitagawa.html) at The University of Texas Health San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio™) is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with a strong interest in studies on chromosome segregation. Our research goals are to understand the molecular mechanism of chromosome segregation and the role of CIN (chromosome instability) in cancer development.

Our lab is physically located within the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (Greehey CCRI) at UT Health San Antonio.  We have regular access to an extensive array of core institutional facilities located within the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, and Greehey CCRI.

A candidate with demonstrated experience in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, or immunofluorescence microscopy is preferred.  A candidate should hold (or be expected to obtain) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD within the next 2 years. If you are interested in applying, please send a brief description of your research accomplishments and a current CV with a list of three (3) references to Katsumi Kitagawa (email: KitagawaK@uthscsa.edu).

The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute is a unique specialized cancer research center focusing on basic and translational research in childhood cancer and occupies a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. foot research facility on the university’s Greehey Academic and Research Campus.

Application Review

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Salary & Benefits

Salary for postdoc position is commensurate with experience and accomplishments, starting at NIH pay scale. Information about the comprehensive benefits package can be found at http://uthscsa.edu/hr/benefits.asp

UT Health San Antonio is one component of the 14 institutions comprising The University of Texas System and is the largest university health science center in South Texas.  Formerly known as the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, the Mays Cancer Center is one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in Texas. The Greehey CCRI is dedicated to developing more effective and less toxic therapies for children afflicted by cancer.

San Antonio is the nation’s seventh largest city and offers a rich, multi-cultural community with a thriving bioscience industry.  It is located at the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

All Postdoctoral appointments are designated as security-sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.


Since 2004, UT Health San Antonio, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute’s (Greehey CCRI) mission has been to advance scientific knowledge relevant to childhood cancer, contribute to understanding its causes, and accelerate the translation of knowledge into novel therapies. Greehey CCRI strives to have a national and global impact on childhood cancer by discovering, developing, and disseminating new scientific knowledge. Our mission consists of three key areas — research, clinical, and education.

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